Oct. 29, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University cross country team traveled to Louisville, Ky., for the 2011 BIG EAST Championships where the men finished second overall while the women placed third. Seven-time All-American Emily Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) was the top finisher for the Hoyas where she finished fifth overall while Mark Dennin (Gilberstville, Pa./Boyerstown) finished seventh, taking the top spot for the men.
Georgetown has boasted a highly-touted incoming class but it was the successful blend of experience and new talent that led the Hoyas to a second-place finish. Dennin led the way with a seventh-place time of 23:49.7. Graduate student Alex Lundy (Littleton, Colo./Heritage/Maryland) was the second to cross the finish line for the Blue & Gray as he took 15th place with a time of 24:05.2 followed by Andrew Springer (Westerly, R.I./Westerly) immediately behind him in 16th place (24:05.6). TC Lumbar (Edina, Minn./Edina) finished 20th with a time of 24:10.6 while freshman John Murray (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) was the final Hoya to record points as he recorded a 37th place finish (24:32.9).
With 94 points, Georgetown took second place behind Villanova (43) and narrowly edged out Louisville (96) and Syracuse (97). Providence followed in fifth place (116) followed by Notre Dame (119), Marquette (201), Cincinnati (218), DePaul (273), Connecticut (274), Rutgers (361), USF (388), Pittsburgh (390) and Seton Hall (437).
On the women's side, GU was led by Infeld with a fifth-place finish timing in at 20:02.2 over the 6,000-meter course. Emily Jones followed up next for the Blue & Gray with a 13th-place performance (20:30.4) followed by Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass./North Andover) in 15th place (20:34.7). In their BIG EAST Championship debuts, Katrina Coogan (Exeter, N.H./Phillips Exeter Academy) and Annamarie Maag (Lake Oswego, Ore./Jesuit) rounded out the runners to score points as they finished 20th (20:50.6) and 24th (20:55.6), respectively.
Villanova swept the men's and women's championships as the women finished first with 54 points followed by Providence (63) and the Hoyas (77). Syracuse and West Virginia tied for fourth, both tallying 92 points followed by Notre Dame (136), Connecticut (165), USF (249), Marquette (301), Rutgers (322), Louisville (340), Cincinnati (342), St. John's (416), DePaul (428), Seton Hall (462) and Pittsburgh (476).
The Hoyas return to action with NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional to be held on November 12 in Princess Anne, Md.